Partner assisted spelling (and more!)

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Contact the ALS Augmentative Communication Program

  • 781-216-2209

     The best time to learn any strategy is BEFORE it is needed. 
     This is true for partner-assisted spelling too.  Of course, it can
     be introduced at any time but we certainly encourage you to
     be proactive if possible!

      WHY do you want to learn partner assisted scanning?  It is
      all about options!  No one communication strategy, no matter  how sophisticated,
      can be used in all situations.  Positioning, lighting, noise, the  environment...they all play a role! 


       "We practiced it {partner assisted spelling} before he needed it and then we used it in all of the critical moments of 
        communication.   It has been our go-to method for in the moment communication.   He is really good at giving me the
        key words too so we get to the heart of the matter quickly.   Now, we don't even use the card {the actual AEIOU
        board} because we have both memorize it.    We use it in the van, in the shower, in critical moments" 
AF, wife of PF


Click HERE to download your own copy of our A-E-I-O-U/Body/Pain scale book.                                                                      

Click below to watch a video demonstrating a proactive introduction of PARTNER ASSISTED SPELLING



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